Tiger Creek (Florida)

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Tiger Creek is a stream in Polk County, Florida, in the United States. [1]

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Tiger Creek was named from the fact Florida panthers were seen there by early settlers. [2]

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  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tiger Creek (Florida)
  2. "Creeks". Lakeland Ledger. April 26, 1995. pp. 7A. Retrieved 29 April 2015.